City Attorney to Appeal Ruling That Overturned Tenant Relocation Assistance Law

City Attorney to Appeal Ruling That Overturned Tenant Relocation Assistance Law

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he will appeal a ruling by a federal judge on Tuesday that invalidates a city ordinance requiring landlords…

City College Trial to Begin Next Month

City College Trial to Begin Next Month

A San Francisco Superior Court judge decided Friday that a lawsuit over whether City College of San Francisco wrongly faced the loss of its accreditation…

Former SF City Attorney’s Office Staffer Says She Was Fired For Investigating Multi-Million Dollar Sewer Scam

Former SF City Attorney’s Office Staffer Says She Was Fired For Investigating Multi-Million Dollar Sewer Scam

San Francisco unnecessarily paid millions of dollars in sewer replacement claims in an alleged scheme by the city attorney’s office that a staffer was fired…

SF City Attorney: Muni Driver Sickout Is Illegal

SF City Attorney: Muni Driver Sickout Is Illegal

As a San Francisco Municipal Railway workers “sickout” continues for a third day, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed charges today with the state’s…

Roaches And Raw Sewage: SF Suing Family That Owns Residential Hotels In Tenderloin, SoMa, Mission

Roaches And Raw Sewage: SF Suing Family That Owns Residential Hotels In Tenderloin, SoMa, Mission

The San Francisco city attorney filed a lawsuit today against a family that owns and operates at least 15 San Francisco single-room occupancy hotels for…

SF Sues Two Landlords Who Allegedly Ellis Acted Tenants, Turned Buildings Into Tourist Rentals

SF Sues Two Landlords Who Allegedly Ellis Acted Tenants, Turned Buildings Into Tourist Rentals

Lawsuits were filed by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today against two landlords who allegedly illegally converted residential apartments into short-term rental units used…

Four Loko Complains About Being Singled Out As They Say They’ll Stop Marketing To Kids

Four Loko Complains About Being Singled Out As They Say They’ll Stop Marketing To Kids

Four Loko, a popular line of fruit-flavored alcoholic drinks, will voluntarily curb how it markets its beverages to underage drinkers due to the efforts of…

Civil Lawsuits, Serial Tagger Database All Part Of New Plan To Manage SF’s Graffiti Problems

Civil Lawsuits, Serial Tagger Database All Part Of New Plan To Manage SF’s Graffiti Problems

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed introduced legislation at the city’s board of supervisors meeting this afternoon that aims to revamp San Francisco’s graffiti policies while…

Former Supe Who Allegedly Violated SF Lobbying Laws To Pony Up $75K Settlement

Former Supe Who Allegedly Violated SF Lobbying Laws To Pony Up $75K Settlement

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced a proposed $75,000 settlement with a former Board of Supervisors member whom he had sued for allegedly…

French President: SF “is the place where tomorrow’s world is being invented”

French President: SF “is the place where tomorrow’s world is being invented”

French President Francois Hollande was greeted by state and city leaders, French-American students and other guests at a San Francisco City Hall reception late this…

Commission Denies Review Of CCSF Accreditation Decision, Paves Way For Appeal

Commission Denies Review Of CCSF Accreditation Decision, Paves Way For Appeal

A regional commission today rejected City College of San Francisco’s request to review its decision to revoke the school’s accreditation. City College officials said the…

SF City Attorney Says Social Network Is “a tool of choice for sexual predators to target underage victims”

SF City Attorney Says Social Network Is “a tool of choice for sexual predators to target underage victims”

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued MeetMe, a social networking website, in Superior Court today, claiming it illegally gives underage teenagers’ personal information and…

Mission Street’s Alleged Illegal Internet Gambling Parlor To Close

Mission Street’s Alleged Illegal Internet Gambling Parlor To Close

Owners of an Internet café in San Francisco’s Excelsior District reached a settlement today in a lawsuit filed by the city’s attorney that called for…

Landlord And Realtor Groups File Lawsuits To Block Laws Intended To Protect Tenants

Landlord And Realtor Groups File Lawsuits To Block Laws Intended To Protect Tenants

Several landlord and realtor groups filed two separate lawsuits against the city of San Francisco in Superior Court today to challenge two new laws intended…

Judge Gives CCSF A Reprieve, Says Loss Of Accreditation And Closure “would be catastrophic” For San Francisco

Judge Gives CCSF A Reprieve, Says Loss Of Accreditation And Closure “would be catastrophic” For San Francisco

City College of San Francisco students and teachers were given a reprieve today when a Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the July…

City Attorney Makes It Rain $2.1 Million: Restaurants Who’d Run Afoul Of Healthy SF Rules Reach Settlement

City Attorney Makes It Rain $2.1 Million: Restaurants Who’d Run Afoul Of Healthy SF Rules Reach Settlement

San Francisco’s city attorney announced today that all restaurants that had faced potential lawsuits for failing to comply with the city’s “Healthy San Francisco” ordinance…

Judge To Rule By Friday On Motions In CCSF Accreditation Fight

Judge To Rule By Friday On Motions In CCSF Accreditation Fight

A judge said today that he will make a ruling by the end of this week on whether to block a decision by a regional…

Saving CCSF: Judge To Hear Bids To Keep Accreditation-Challenged College In Business Today

Saving CCSF: Judge To Hear Bids To Keep Accreditation-Challenged College In Business Today

A San Francisco Superior Court judge is due to hear arguments Thursday on two separate bids for preliminary injunctions blocking City College of San Francisco’s…

Wage Theft Victims Get $800,000 Check

Wage Theft Victims Get $800,000 Check

Dozens of San Francisco care home workers were presented with an $800,000 check for unpaid wages this morning. The wage settlement came from two recent…

Wage Theft: Sunset Care Facility Settles With Four Employees For $270,000 In Back Pay

Wage Theft: Sunset Care Facility Settles With Four Employees For $270,000 In Back Pay

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced a more than $300,000 settlement with a Sunset District senior care facility for underpaying employees over the…

Former Richmond District Supervisor Sued By City Over Alleged Political Impropriety

Former Richmond District Supervisor Sued By City Over Alleged Political Impropriety

A former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was sued today by the city for allegedly violating its laws regarding lobbyists when he…

Appeals Court: Postal Service Still Doesn’t Have to Deliver Mail To SRO Residents

Appeals Court: Postal Service Still Doesn’t Have to Deliver Mail To SRO Residents

A federal appeals court earlier this week upheld the right of the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail to a single central point, such as…

SF City Attorney, Teachers Union Seek Injunction Protecting City College From Loss Of Accreditation

SF City Attorney, Teachers Union Seek Injunction Protecting City College From Loss Of Accreditation

The city of San Francisco and a teacher’s union both asked a Superior Court judge today for a preliminary injunction blocking the revocation of accreditation…

Retired SF Cops Band With NRA To Fight Ban On High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

Retired SF Cops Band With NRA To Fight Ban On High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

A group of retired police officers and four San Francisco residents sued the city in federal court today to challenge a new law banning high-capacity…

SF Files Suit Against Internet Cafe Known For Illegal Gambling, 202 Visits From Police

SF Files Suit Against Internet Cafe Known For Illegal Gambling, 202 Visits From Police

San Francisco’s city attorney today filed a lawsuit against an Internet café in the city’s Excelsior District that allegedly hosts illegal gambling and causes nuisances…

Election 2013: No Surprises, As All Incumbents Retain Seats In Largely Uncontested Races

Election 2013: No Surprises, As All Incumbents Retain Seats In Largely Uncontested Races

San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang today won the lone contested race on the city’s ballot. Tang, who represents the Sunset District, held onto the seat…

USPS Tells Appeals Court It Can’t Afford To Deliver Mail To San Francisco SRO Tenants

USPS Tells Appeals Court It Can’t Afford To Deliver Mail To San Francisco SRO Tenants

A federal appeals court is mulling a plea by the city of San Francisco and several tenants’ groups for a trial on a lawsuit that…

Bayview Janitorial Company Vows To Fight Ruling In Favor Of Employees Who Were Denied Health Care Benefits

Bayview Janitorial Company Vows To Fight Ruling In Favor Of Employees Who Were Denied Health Care Benefits

A San Francisco Superior Court judge today upheld orders for a janitorial company to pay more than $1.3 million to its employees who did not…

Yes, We Have An Election Next Month: Early Voting Begins In SF

Yes, We Have An Election Next Month: Early Voting Begins In SF

Early voting began today in San Francisco for the November election, with four ballot measures and four races to be decided by voters. Voters can…

Unions Allege That Body Seeking To De-Accredit CCSF Broke State And Federal Laws

Unions Allege That Body Seeking To De-Accredit CCSF Broke State And Federal Laws

A lawsuit was filed today by two teachers’ unions on behalf of City College of San Francisco seeking a court injunction to prevent the school…

Illegal Business Practices Alleged In Herrera’s Suit Against Commission Seeking To Revoke CCSF Accreditation

Illegal Business Practices Alleged In Herrera’s Suit Against Commission Seeking To Revoke CCSF Accreditation

San Francisco’s city attorney today filed a lawsuit seeking to block a decision by a regional accrediting panel last month to revoke the accreditation of…

Herrera: SF Spent $500K Caring For Patients Dumped By Nevada Mental Hospital

Herrera: SF Spent $500K Caring For Patients Dumped By Nevada Mental Hospital

Allegations that a Nevada state psychiatric hospital improperly sent hundreds of mental health patients to California cities by bus have prompted San Francisco’s city attorney…

Prop 8 Decision Day Rallies Planned In SF, Across Bay Area

Prop 8 Decision Day Rallies Planned In SF, Across Bay Area

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to release its Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act rulings on Wednesday, rallies are planned all over the…

SF City Attorney: Same Sex Marriages Could Resume As Soon As July

SF City Attorney: Same Sex Marriages Could Resume As Soon As July

The U.S. Supreme Court’s forthcoming ruling on Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, could follow any of at least half a dozen complex scenarios….

SF City Attorney: Monster Energy Drinks “the industry’s worst offender”

SF City Attorney: Monster Energy Drinks “the industry’s worst offender”

San Francisco’s city attorney filed a lawsuit Monday against Monster Beverage Corp., alleging that the company markets its highly caffeinated drinks to youth who are…

Still No Response From Nevada Over Reports That They Dumped Mentally Ill People On SF Streets

Still No Response From Nevada Over Reports That They Dumped Mentally Ill People On SF Streets

San Francisco’s city attorney said today he is still awaiting a response from Nevada state officials over allegations that a state psychiatric hospital sent dozens…

Restrictions For Lobbyists Proposed To “lead to a better and more open government”

Restrictions For Lobbyists Proposed To “lead to a better and more open government”

Lobbyists seeking to influence San Francisco city officials could soon be subjected to new disclosure requirements and restrictions proposed today. The legislation authored by Board…

Settlement Might Spell The End For Gavin Newsom's Ill-Fated Cell Phone "Right To Know" Law

Settlement Might Spell The End For Gavin Newsom's Ill-Fated Cell Phone "Right To Know" Law

What a long, strange trip it’s been for San Francisco’s attempt to require disclosure of the possible dangers of cell phone use, the “Cell Phone…